UAPD starts targeted education and enforcement today
Starting today, the University of Arizona Police Department will begin targeted enforcement and education at various intersections around campus.
Each year UAPD, sets up at popular intersections around campus looking for bicyclists who don’t stop at the stop signs. During the education phase of the the police have traditionally avoided writing tickets, choosing instead to provide information about the city and state laws related to bicycling.
After the education period ends however, police will begin citing cyclists.
Here’s an excerpt from UAPD’s announcement:
There are several thousand bicyclists on The University of Arizona campus during any given weekday. Understanding and complying with traffic laws as they apply to bicyclists is crucial in promoting a safe travel environment for everyone. The University of Arizona Police Department in conjunction with Parking and Transportation Services would like to take this opportunity to encourage your support and participation in The Bicycle Safety and Education Campaign.
The Bicycle Safety and Education Campaign is designed to educate community members on University regulations and Arizona State laws relating to bicycle traffic while providing important tips for safeguarding bicycles against theft.
Here are the dates and locations of the enforcement zones:
September 5, 2012 (Wednesday): 9:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m. (University/Cherry)
September 11, 2012 (Tuesday): 9:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m. (Highland/4th)
September 19, 2012 (Wednesday): 12:00 p.m. – 2:00 p.m. (University/Cherry)
September 25, 2012 (Tuesday): 9:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m. (Olive/2nd)
September 26, 2012 (Wednesday): 9:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m.
(AZ Health Sciences Center/South of Science Library)
Cyclists who do get a ticket on campus can take a free diversion class to avoid paying the fine.